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Genus Cryphalus

Cryphalus sp. - Cryphalus ruficollis Cryphalus sp. - Cryphalus ruficollis Cryphalus ruficollis Cryphalus pubescens Cryphalus pubescens Cryphalus pubescens Scolytid ? - Cryphalus pubescens Scolytid ? - Cryphalus pubescens
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Curculionoidea (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Family Curculionidae (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Subfamily Scolytinae (Bark and Ambrosia Beetles)
Tribe Scolytini (Typical Bark Beetles)
Subtribe Cryphalina
Genus Cryphalus
Explanation of Names
Cryphalus Erichson 1836
Numbers
3 spp. in our area, ~200 total(1)
Size
1.4–2.1 mm(1)
Range
n. & w. NA; in the Old World, Eurasia to Australia(2)
Food
on conifers (declining branches, small trees)(2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Mercado J.E. (2011) Bark beetle genera of the United States
2.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.